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Casio builds in water depth sensor to latest rugged G-Shock

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Casio G-Shock’s GULFMASTER GWNQ1000-1A, which will hit stores in the UK in September, is the first timepiece from the brand to add a water depth alongside an atmospheric pressure sensor (altimeter/barometer), temperature sensor, and magnetic sensor for compass readings.

The rugged watch was designed with the needs of coast guards in mind, making it suitable for extreme watersport enthusiasts.

The GULFMASTER GWNQ1000-1A features an atmospheric pressure sensor to help predict a sudden change in weather conditions, as well as a temperature sensor to read changes in air and water temperature.

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The watch also comes with a magnetic sensor to help detect bearing, and a water depth sensor to measure an individual’s current depth under water.

Combined, the five sensor modes (altitude, atmospheric pressure, temperature, depth and compass bearing) are meant toenable the user to assess changing ocean conditions in real time, Casio C-Shock says.

The watch is water resistant to 200M Water Resistance, offers World Time with information on 31 time zones; UTC, barometric pressure alarm, tide indicator, 4 daily alarms and 1 snooze alarm, 1/100th second stopwatch, countdown timer, 12/24 hour formats, and a storm alarm, all in a 48mm case.

The US price has been announced as $850. UK pricing is not yet available.

 

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